Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Café Briljant, Haarlem, 15 Sep 2016, as "Zwarte Ruiter") Dark reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Fruity, sourish nose with sour cherries, caramel, raspberries and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Fruity, tart taste with notes of caramel, balsamic vinegar, sour berries and a sweet and sour finish with low bitterness. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty oud bruin. Quite nice.
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gollem Amstelstraat during pubcrawl. Dark but clear chestnut with cream tan head. Sour grapes, vinegar, wood, sugar. Medium sweet and sour. Medium body, malty feel. Grapey feel. Low carbonation. Nice for a sweetened sour.
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown with a small pale head. Aroma is red wine vinegar, red fruits, jam. Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is Berry jam, red wine vinegar.
OllieBBommel (1464) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 CL Bottle@home.
Appearance: clear ruby brown with light beige head.
Aroma: sweet, sour, some wood.
Taste: sweet sour.
Palate: refreshing, medium body, low carbonation.
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, limited ed "Zwarte Ruiter". Ruby reddish brown, beige foamy head. Low-medium sour cherry, lightly vinous, Rodenbach-ish herbal, ripe apples, caramel. Good body especially considering the low abv, medium carbonation.
DijkBier (127) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bottle as Gulpener Zwarte Ruiter. Ruby dark brown beer with foamy light brown head. A totally distinguishing sour aroma of overripe, rotten fruit (apples), citrus (lemon) and some syrup. Also the taste is mainly fresh-sour of fruit/citrus with a small sweetness. No bitters or hops, quite plain, hardly aftertaste. Quite full of taste for a 3.5ABV beer, but very specific; too specific for me. Not my kind of beer.
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10th July 2016. Bottle (as Zwarte Ruiter) at RBESG Grand Tasting Part 2: Brew Pub Le Sec. Red hue to the brown body, the head a beige affair. The aroma was caramel led with some fruity esters, the taste similar but more fruity, a little sourness and less caramel. Different and a nice change from the heavy alcohol laden beers I had around it during the tasting.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour. Caramel, fruit and cherry aroma. Sweet, fruit, cherry, apple, cider, caramel taste. Medium body.
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep orange glare. Small off white head. Aroma is toasted and slight fruity. Sweet, fruity, slight citric. Berries. Sweet and fruity, toasted and malty. Sweet fruity far finish.
MelvinKalksma (1002) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, wood, berries, cherry and acidity.
Clear/hazy amber/red beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, wood, berries and cherry; ends slightly sour with acidity.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Such a great flavour for it’s 3.5abv. Makes me wonder what the unsweetened 5abv will be.